Putting Together the Puzzle Pieces of Writing

January 29, 2015

PEG Writing: Writing as a PuzzleHave you ever put together a puzzle? Ever stared at the massive pile of multi-colored pieces, spread out on a table, and wondered how it’s ever going to make a complete picture?

Resolutions: Evaluation

January 28, 2015

 Evaluation

One of the most important aspects of setting a resolution is the ability to measure and evaluate progress. To close up our Resolutions Resource Roundup, we focus on tools that will help you evaluate your progress at the end of the year.

Resolutions: Feedback

January 21, 2015

Writing resolutions aren't just for writers. Teachers can also make resolutions about the feedback they give to students. Feedback is important, as it helps students make improvements in their writing. This week's resources can help teachers give better feedback, more often.

Setting SMART Goals in The Classroom

January 20, 2015

Last week, we discussed how to set writing goals for the new year with your students. Today, we look at how you can set writing goals for your class as a whole to increase the frequency of writing with your students and hopefully, their scores. 

First and foremost, make sure your writing goals for 2015 are SPECIFIC.

Resolutions: Helping You Meet Your Writing Goals

January 14, 2015

As we mentioned last week, the PEG Writing Resource Roundups will focus on a particular topic for each month. This month, we are focusing on how to set writing resolutions and keep them. An earlier PEG Writing blog post outlined the importance of SMART goals and how to set them. So between our first Resolutions post and our SMART goals post, you must be ready to get started with your new year and new goals! This week, we'll look at the different tools you can use to help you meet your writing goals.

SMART Goals for Writing in the New Year

January 9, 2015

We're almost two weeks into the new year. How many of you identified a resolution for 2015? How many of you have kept yours so far? Today, we're going to talk about how to help your students set writing goals and give them the tools to meet those goals by setting SMART resolutions. The guidelines that follow can be used as an in-class resource when working with your students to improve their writing. 

First and foremost, make sure your writing goals for 2015 are SPECIFIC.

Resolutions

January 7, 2015

Welcome to the first Resource Roundup of 2015!

Resource Roundup: 2014 Recap

December 17, 2014

This year's weekly Resource Roundups provided some exciting new tools and tips for teachers in the classroom. This will be our last Resource Roundup for 2014, so we would like to provide a quick recap of this year's resources. We'll be back in 2015 with a newly redesigned Resource Roundup that we hope will continue to help you add to your writing tool kit!

Give the Gift of Writing

December 16, 2014

The holidays have arrived! Hannukah begins today; Christmas is in 9 days; Kwanzaa begins the day after. With all of these and more, perhaps you are still looking for that perfect gift for someone. Why not try writing?

Resource Roundup: Stimulus Material

December 10, 2014

Some of PEG Writing's prepackaged prompts are accompanied by stimulus material, including videos, web links, additional reading passages, and more. When a teacher creates a prompt in PEG Writing, they can also add stimulus material to these custom prompts. So where do you go for stimulus material? We've got some resources for you.

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